This week we had an opportunity to catch up with Simon Freston, also known as, simondrago. We asked him to tell us about his release “Get It On” and to show us how Splice fits into his production workflow.
What inspired you to share this track with the Splice community?
You’re primarily a Ableton Live user. What is it about Live that makes it your DAW of choice?
I use Ableton and I think its the most intuitive of all the DAWs for dance music. The factory effects are very powerful and I love how you can easily save all the files within one project file.
How has Splice had an impact on your production process or workflow?
Splice has helped me organize my projects and forced me to keep things simple. I have tried to download other users’ projects in the past only to find that I don’t have all the plugins or that the project is a bit of a mess with audio files all over the place. I try to clearly label the structure of all my songs and group channels. I also try to keep the project file very small meaning I have to be quite strict about which element is important and to include.
What are your influences at the moment?
Right now I’m interested in trap although I also fancy hip hop and deep house. I’m currently focusing on getting big trap drops while keeping things melodic. A couple of producers I like at the moment are Nghtmare, Jauz, and Marshmello.
You’ve had quite a few users in the community Splice the project file for “Get It On” – what do you hope that they’ll do with it?
Where do you think that you music is headed next?
We’d like to thank Simon for taking the time to chat with us and for offering us some insight into his process. We’re looking forward to hearing many more tracks from him! Be sure to keep an eye on his Splice profile at simondrago for all of his latest projects and upcoming releases.
May 18, 2016